In affirmation of Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Coolidge continued:
“This is the beginning of a proper conception of ourselves, of our relationship to each other, and our relationship to our Creator. Human nature cannot develop very far without it.
The mind does not unfold, the creative faculty does not mature, the spirit does not expand, save under the influence of reverence …
It is only by a correct attitude of mind begun early in youth and carried through maturity that these desired results are likely to be secured.
It is along the path of reverence and obedience that the race has reached the goal of freedom, of self-government, of a higher morality, and a more abundant spiritual life …
He who gives license to his tongue only discloses the contents of his own mind.
By the excess of his words he proclaims his lack of discipline …”